Our Team

Practice Summary

Jason Brown has a wealth of experience representing school districts and other public sector clients. He graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Before joining Stevens Clay in 2022, Jason served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for over 14 years. During that time, he served in the Labor and Industries, Torts, Education, and Transportation and Public Construction Divisions. As a member of the Labor and Industries Division, Jason defended decisions of the Washington Department of Labor and Industries in workers' compensation claims and contractor citations. As a member of the Torts Division, Jason defended state agencies and employees against lawsuits in state and federal court. Although Jason defended a broad variety of cases, he specialized in employment discrimination cases. As a member of the Education Division, Jason served as general counsel to three institutions of higher education, an educational service district, and a museum. As a member of the Transportation and Public Construction Division, Jason represented the Washington State Department of Transportation in eminent domain and other real property cases.

Jason has extensive experience advising on a wide range of legal issues, including employment matters, board governance, open government compliance, constitutional issues, contracts, and litigation and risk management. Jason has developed extensive expertise in advising clients on public records issues. He regularly advises on the Washington Public Records Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and records retention laws. Jason leads the firm’s Public Records Team and is a frequent presenter on public records issues to school districts and various organizations.

Practice Groups

  • Public Records; Contracts & Municipal Law


  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2007 cum laude
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2002

Professional Background

  • Stevens Clay, P.S., Attorney, 2022–Present
  • Washington State Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 2007–2022
    • Labor & Industries Division, 2007–2011
    • Torts Division, 2011–2017
    • Education Division, 2017–2022
    • Transportation & Public Construction Division, 2021–2022

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018


Jason is married and has two children, a son and daughter. In his free time, Jason enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and traveling.